PGA Championship Start Under Attack From Hackers

August 10, 2018 Updated: August 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS—Hackers have attacked golf’s fourth major, the PGA Championship, which began on Aug. 9, seeking a ransom according to a report from Golfweek.com.

According to the Golfweek.com story hackers hijacked the PGA of America’s computer servers, locking officials out of crucial files related to this week’s PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club and next month’s Ryder Cup in Paris.

Citing an anonymous source, Golfweek.com reported that the files contained creative materials for the PGA Championship at Bellerive and next month’s Ryder Cup in France.

That includes extensive promotional banners and logos used in digital and print communications, and on digital signage around the grounds at Bellerive.

 

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